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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Christopher Buckley, C. E. Chaffin

Monday Night at the Poetry Center
Monday, May 24, 2010 at 7:30 PM
1719 25th Street (at 25th and R)
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Christopher Buckley's Rolling the Bones won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry last year — his 17th book of poetry. Buckley has been a vital and compelling voice in American poetry for three decades, and this latest book may stand as his best. Buckley was raised in Santa Barbara in the 1950s, and he currently teaches in the Creative Writing Department at the University of California, Riverside.

Buckley's poetry has appeared widely in periodicals including The New Yorker, Antaeus, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Southern Review, The Sewanee Review, Prairie Schooner and Poetry. He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry, two NEA grants, a Fulbright Award to Yugoslavia, four Pushcart Prizes, the James Dickey Prize from Five Points magazine, and two Gertrude B. Claytor Memorial Awards from the Poetry Society of America.
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C. E. Chaffin M.D., FAAFP (Fellow of American Academy of Physicians), is a contributing editor for Umbrella. He published The Melic Review for eight years. His new volume, Unexpected Light, was released by Diminuendo Press in 2009. He also teaches an online poetry tutorial. Inquiries can be made at http://www.cechaffin.com. He has never been published in Poetry, Ploughshares or The Paris Review, though he has appeared in other journals that start with 'P': The Pedestal, The Philadelphia Inquirer Book Review, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Tonight, Poetry SZ, Poetry Magazine, Poets' Canvas, Poetry Superhighway, Poetry Cafe, Poetry Exchange, and PIF. If he listed credits for more letters this would be an insufferable bio. A retired family physician, CE lives in Northern California with his wife and editor, Kathleen, two cats and a dog. He considers himself a Classicist in art, a Lutheran in religion and a Libertarian in politics. Shoe size: same as mouth.

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